|Publication number||US3041775 A|
|Publication date||Jul 3, 1962|
|Filing date||Mar 18, 1960|
|Priority date||Mar 18, 1960|
|Publication number||US 3041775 A, US 3041775A, US-A-3041775, US3041775 A, US3041775A|
|Inventors||Jr Herbert R Brown, Gus P Saros|
|Original Assignee||Jr Herbert R Brown, Gus P Saros|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (6), Referenced by (76), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
July 3, 1962 H. R. BROWN, JR, ETAL 3,041,775
TABLE CORNER GUARD Filed March 18, 1960 Herbert R Brown, Jr.
Gus R Saws 1 N VEN TORS United States Patent Ofifice 3,B4l,775 Patented July 3, 19-62 3,041,775 TABLE CORNER GUARD Herbert R. Brown, Jr., P.(). Box 22, Patton, Calif., and Gus P. Saros, 650 H St, San Bernartlino, Calif. Filed Mar. 18, 1960, Ser. No. 15,883 1 Claim. (Cl. 45-684) This invention relates to a safety-type accident-preventing guard designed and adapted for use on a potentially hazardous corner on a coffee table, end table, chair or the like and through the medium of which the chances of accidents and injuries to small children are lessened and minimized.
Injuries in homes are prevalent and well known, yet protective measures and safeguards are rarely utilized in, let us say, the average home. Many of such troubles are traceable to falls involving collision with rigid type furniture. Small children, particularly those learning to Walk, and energetic youngsters at play, often carelessly in a living room, are forever encountering bumps and danger when stumbling and falling. One of the Worst of the many accidents encountered has to do with dangerous corners on low-level coffee tables, end tables and the like. Everyone with carefree children and little ones has had to cope with accidents ranging from bruises and bumps to severe eye and head injuries often chargeable to unprotected table corners. It follows that the present endeavor is to do something about it; namely, to provide a single, practical and reliable cap-like pad which hoods over the vulnerable corner, acts as a protective guard and reduces the likelihood of accidents.
In carrying out a preferred embodiment of the invention a simple and expedient corner capping guard is utilized. It is of a size and shape to conformingly fit and cap over sufiicient portions of the dangerous corner to function as a protector. As implied, the guard is made of cushioning material and is such in construction that it may be readily applied and removed. More particularly, eifective results have been experienced with foam rubber, sponge rubber, foam plastic and equivalent synthetic plastic material.
More specifically, a molded triangulate cap or pad has been utilized. This type of a cap provides a triangular top wall and a depending skirt portion embodying complemental depending vertical walls, the latter walls being disposed at right angles to each other and the several walls functioning to effectually cover the portions of the intended corner in a manner which affords the desired protection.
In addition, novelty is predicated on the above-named cap or pad which lends itself to washing whenever necessary or desired, and ready application and removal by way of adhesive media which is preferably applied to the.
underneath surface of the triangular top wall, the adhesive being pressure responsive so that it may be pressed into position for satisfactory retention and released when moderate pressure is applied whereby the cap may be removed and again used from time to time.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numetals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIG. 1 is a view in perspective showing a fragmentary portion of a table and emphasizing the corner construction thereof and illustrating the improved protector guard and the manner in which it is applied and used.
FIG. 2 is a section on the plane of the section line 2-2 of FIG. 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.
FIG. 3 is a view in perspective of the guard by itself observing the underneath surface or side of the triangular top wall, showing the band or strip of adhesive and also the covering tape partly peeled off.
With reference to FIG. 1 the numeral 4- designates a typical table, the upper surface of the top of which is denoted at 6 and the vertical marginal edges at 8 and 10 defining, of course, the sharp dangerous corner 12 seen in FIG. 2.
The expression guard is used in a broad sense to comprehend the over-all attachment type accessory. This guard is denoted by the numeral 14. Various cushioning materials have been experimented with in working out an acceptable product. As already suggested synthetic plastics of one kind or another have been employed including foam rubber, sponge rubber and foam plastic. It is within the purview of the invention to utilize such material as is currently available, or may, in the future be available for such purposes. More specifically the guard comprises a form fitting cap-like pad (cap or pad.) such as that shown in the drawing. Practice has shown that a one-piece cap or pad is desirable and that the top Wall thereof 16 had best be triangular and approximately of the span seen in FIG. 1. While this top wall is horizontally disposed and is applied over the surface 6 and constitutes the primary attaching means, it is also a buffer. The right angularly disposed vertical and depending component walls are joined to the marginal edge portions 18 of the top wall, are disposed at right angles to each other and these two walls 20 and 22 are connected together at 24 thus defining a triangulate cap. While means other than that shown may be utilized to removably hold the cap or pad in place the means seen in FIG. 3 has proved out to be satisfactory. This comprises a band or strip of pressure sensitive adhesive material 26 which extends the full length of the base of the triangle and which is covered, when not in use, by a removable non-adhesive tape 28.
It will be evident that the cap is of the utmost simplicity in construction yet highly efiicient in use. It is within the purview of the invention to manufacture the invention in different colors so that when applied it will rarely be objected to as unsightly. In fact, it is believed to be within the purview of the invention to enclose the pad (not shown) in a fabric or another type of material if so desired.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equiavlents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
For use in lessening the chances of serious injuries to youngsters; a comer-capping guard adapted to function as a safeguard and designed and adapted to be manually applied to the dangerously sharp rigid corner on a coffee table, end table or the like comprising a pad made of relatively thick foam rubber and having a triangular top References Cited in the file of this patent wall and complemental marginal walls at right angles to H a the top Wall and also to each other and depending from UNILED STATES PATENTD the outer marginal edges of said top wall, the interior 2,217,754 Johnson Oct. 15, 1940 attachable side of said top wall being provided across 6 2,272,88 r Zimmerman Feb. 10, 1942 the base portion only with a strip of adhesive material 2,633,252 Friedman Mar. 31, 1953 covered until ready for use by a removable non-adhesive 2,787,407 Lang Apr. 2, 1957 tape, the interior surfaces of said complemental marginal 2,995,863 Bright Aug. 15, 1961 walls being wholly free of attachmg and retaining means, FOREIGN PATENTS whereby but a single wall, said top Wall, is attachable to 10 the intended table surface. 983,168 France June 20, 1951
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|Cooperative Classification||Y10S206/813, A47B13/083|